(Closed) DIY Flowers…you can do it! also a fiftyflowers review

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Congratulations! Your pictures look beautiful and it seems like you had a wonderful time doing it!

Want to come to Jacksonville and do my wedding? Hahahahah.

Post # 4
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oh my word, thank you so much for posting this! I’m definitely doing the flowers myself because florists are just too expensive, and so many of my friends have gotten the wrong flowers on their wedding day. I’d rather save the money and get exactly what I want. Thanks so much for all the amazing advice! I feel so much more confident now.

And By The Way, all of your flowers look spectacular! As does that picture of you and your husband. πŸ™‚ And I have a very similar wedding dress!  

Post # 5
4822 posts
Honey bee

Such romantic looking flowers! style and color!

Post # 6
10846 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Gorgeous!!! Great job!!! And I love those Ikea containers. I saw them the other day and was trying to figure out where I could put them in my house πŸ™‚

Post # 7
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

You did an amazing job! Gorgeous!

Post # 8
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Everything looks amazing! You did a great job!

I was just wondering how many roses you put in each bouquet and how big were the BM’s?  Thanks! πŸ™‚

Post # 9
1909 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wow, totally a labor of love that paid off πŸ™‚ Congratulations, your flowers turned out beautifully!

Post # 10
2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Wow! This is such inspiration!

Where did you get married? I’m getting married in the Philly area. Still without a venue!

Post # 11
2699 posts
Sugar bee

Your flowers are fantastic, and what a nice thorough review! Those peonies are to die for!

Post # 12
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Your flowers turned out beautifully!

I want to chime in because I know this thread will come up in google, so hopefully some future brides will see these good experiences and try it out. I also ordered from Fifty Flowers, and their service was excellent; however, they use FedEx, and I had a nightmare experience with them. They lost all my flowers two days before my wedding and were incredibly rude about it. Thankfully, the truck driver appeared with them in the last hour, but it was a horrible experience. Not Fifty Flowers’ fault, but I would recommend when you order if you have any concerns about shipping, include it in your order then!

I had a florist do bouquets and we did our centerpieces ourselves. I also didn’t realize how far filler goes and ended up with way too much. To be honest, I wish I’d have done all our flowers myself with FF in the end. They were nicer than what I got from my florist and definitely would have been cheaper! Everyone loved them, and it really was not as stressful as I thought it would be. My sister and two sisters-in-law and I spent about 3 hours Friday night doing it, but we laughed and talked and had fun anyway, and as @StrawberryBee: says, it’s worth it in the end to see it turn out exactly like you wanted. I bought when roses were on sale and got a combo pack, so I spent under $400 and had flowers for hanging baskets down the aisle and on my arch, centerpieces for 13 tables (11 guest tables, sweetheart table, cake table, and guestbook table). And I gave flowers away because I had leftover.

Post # 13
7679 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Do we get to see more of a recap?  More photos?  Pretty please πŸ™‚

Post # 14
2825 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I was thinking of using 50flowers for my wedding! Thanks for the review!

The flowers look AMAZING!

I’m planning on having even simpler/smaller centerpieces for my rustic wedding, so this gave me LOADS of hope!  Thanks so much!

Post # 15
206 posts
Helper bee

Wow, your flowers looked fantastic! Thanks so much for the DIY breakdown.

Post # 16
3048 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@StrawberryBee: Thanks for the review! I’m having a family friend do my flowers, she works with fake flowers because she is an interior designer. We are using Dark Pink Dahlias and Ohara Garden Roses as well! How many stems of flowers total did you use in your bouquet? I ordered 20 stems of Dahlias for my bouquet, and 36 stems of Ohara for my BMs bouquets. I didn’t leave much room in the budget for flowers… so our bouquets will probably be much smaller, but I’m ok with that. Just wondering how many stems you used to get an idea of what my bride’s bouquet will look like πŸ™‚

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